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backups?

by itdaddy / January 23, 2006 8:43 AM PST

hey Word gurus

i am sure this has been talked about but cannot find it.

Is there some way to make a backup copy of my
present document whether XLS, DOC, mdb, but have
a backup copy being updated real-time as i
update and edit the present document. Like a clone
document when i edit the present document, it clones
itself a backup document real-time and is saved?

thanks.

itdaddy

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Re: backup
by Kees Bakker / January 23, 2006 8:11 PM PST
In reply to: backups?

Itdaddy,

I'm sorry, but the functionality you want isn't present in MS Office. You need to manually Save As in Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and make a copy of the mdb in Windows Explorer for Access.

Kees

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Do you mean OLE ?
by Papa Echo / January 23, 2006 8:32 PM PST
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That is, objects linking and embedding with MS Office ?

Some information HERE.

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The idea is...
by Papa Echo / January 23, 2006 8:43 PM PST
In reply to: Do you mean OLE ?

..to create the "backup" on a blank page, linked to the source, so that as you edit the source, the same changes will be made at the "backup". This is not really a backup, so you need to save copies of the source every time you make changes, thereby providing a "trail" of the changes made.

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